Definitions for: Jackanapes


[n] someone who is unimportant but cheeky and presumptuous



Webster (1913) Definition: Jack"a*napes, n. [For Jack o' (= of) apes; prop., a
man who exhibits apes.] [Written also jackanape.]
1. A monkey; an ape. --Shak.

2. A coxcomb; an impertinent or conceited fellow.

A young upstart jackanapes. --Arbuthnot.

Synonyms: lightweight, whippersnapper

See Also: cipher, cypher, nobody, nonentity


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